Uganda: S Sudanese refugees protest ration cuts

South Sudanese refugees in a settlement in Adjumani District, Uganda, have staged a protest over food ration cut.

Recently, the UN Refugee agency halved the food ration, citing underfunding by the donors.

Each refugee receives 3 kilograms of maize floor and 3 kilograms of beans after the ration cut earlier this year.

Unconfirmed Ugandan media reports show that some of the protesters in Nyimaji settlement have burnt down their tents.

“UNHCR, WFP and Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda are working on ways to mitigate this,” Charles Yaxley, UNHCR Spokesman, wrote on Whatsapp.

He said the UN agency has introduced a cash-based assistance in some settlements, as one of the ways of tackling the issue.